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Kensington Lions All-Star Football Classic is tonight at 7 at Depew H.S.: Rosters, info & a look back


By Keith McShea

The annual final curtain call for some of Western New York's top high school football players takes place tonight with the 39th Kensington Lions Club All-Star Football Classic. 

The 7 p.m. game at Depew High's Constantino Complex, 5201 Transit Road., includes many standouts of the Class of 2014. The event is supported by ADPRO Sports and has become an outstanding fundraiser for Kids Escaping Drugs; tickets are $7.

About the reporters

Miguel Rodriguez, a Buffalo native and University of Rochester graduate, began his career at The News in 2003 as a sports copy editor and joined the high school sports beat in 2014. One of the most versatile members of the sports department, he has covered all manner of high school, college and professional events, including the NCAA men's basketball tournament. The former college hockey goalie has contributed to the Sabres beat, covered youth hockey and reported from the IIHF World Junior Championship and the men's and women's NCAA Frozen Four.

Keith McShea, named deputy sports editor in 2014, has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) has covered — and live blogged — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

All-WNY football database

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Review every All-WNY first-team selection since the team began in 1958 via our searchable online database, which allows you to find players by name, school, position, or year.